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Children as combatants
Promoting violence for children
Children as combatants
Promoting violence for children
Fatah youth: We adhere to “all options” of struggle 
Source: Official website of Fatah's Mobilization and Organization Commission, fatehorg.ps, Mar. 10, 2014
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a press release in response to the declarations made by the extreme right-wing Prime Minister of the occupation, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that President Mahmoud Abbas [publicly] declare his recognition of Israel as a Jewish state at Birzeit University…
Fatah’s Shabiba said that any solution failing to realize the aspirations of our people – a free and independent homeland without the occupation and its herds of settlers; the right of return for refugees according to the decisions of the international institutions and [UN] resolution 194; freedom for our prisoners and the right of our people to full sovereignty over its land and natural resources –would be completely unacceptable. It [Fatah’s Shabiba] called on the international community to take concrete and effective steps to strengthen and implement the decisions regarding the boycott of the occupation and the imposition of sanctions on it. In addition, it emphasized that [our people] should draw inspiration from the experience of South Africa in this area…
Fatah’s Shabiba concluded its message by underscoring its intention to continue the popular resistance in all arenas and its preparedness for all options. It [the movement] called the third generation of Palestinians, after the generation of the grandfathers and fathers, the generation of adherence to principles and resistance.”

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Schoolgirls sing slogan about massacre of Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2014
Official PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home showed images of a procession of schoolgirls on their way to Mutaz Washaha’s mourning tent. The girls are shown chanting loudly, “[Remember] Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!”
During the program, Washaha was repeatedly referred to as a “hero.”

Note: Mutaz Washaha was a member of the military wing of the National Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He was released after serving time in an Israeli prison for carrying out shooting attacks. He was killed on Feb. 27, 2014 by an Israel security force that had been sent to arrest him on suspicions of terrorist activity. After Washaha had barricaded himself in a building and refused to give himself up, the forces fired a missile at the building, stormed it, and found Washaha’s body.
Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were killed in the battle, which marked the end of the Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see this event as a precursor to future wars against Jews. At extremist gatherings and rallies, this slogan is often chanted as a threat to Jews, implying that they should expect to be defeated and massacred again by Muslims.
Secretary-General of Fatah youth movement: "It’s our right... to resist in all forms and ways" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2014
PA TV program Palestine This Morning episode about the 49th anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution. The program hosted the Secretary-General of Fatah’s Shabiba youth movement, Hassan Faraj.
PA TV host: “Peaceful popular resistance, standing firm on the land –these are the headlines of the time, if one may say so – because there aren’t many options.”
Secretary-General of Fatah’s Shabiba youth movement Hassan Faraj: “We disagree with the leadership somewhat on the issue of peaceful popular resistance. It’s our right, the [right of the] Palestinian people under occupation, to resist in all forms and ways. Perhaps, non-peaceful popular resistance is suitable for this stage. All our resistance is peaceful and in the end, we’re protecting ourselves. All international laws guarantee our [right] to resist with all means and ways. A small boy holding a stone who expresses his anger - this isn’t called violent popular resistance.”
Fatah's official Facebook page promotes violence for children 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 24, 2013
Text: "Today's lion cubs (i.e., name for boys belonging to Fatah's youth organization) are the leaders of the future."
Palestinian youth view terrorist bomb-maker as role model  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2013
PA TV host: "What do you know about Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, you study in a school named after her?"
Girl 1: "I know she is a Martyr and that she had an important role. She fought. The school is named after her to commemorate her and memorialize her and encourage people to be like her."
Girl 2: "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh is a model of the patriotic woman who stood with the men against Zion..."
Girl 3: "We're happy that our school is named after a very well-known Martyr, who played a role and who did something great in the homeland. Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was a prominent fighter. She was one of the Palestinian people's first fighters."
Girl 4: "She was a model of the wonderful female Palestinian fighter. We follow her path in this school."
Sign on school wall: "The Palestinian National Authority, The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, The Northern Gaza Education Administration, The Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls"
Mural and biography of Al-Ghazaleh on school wall: [Excerpt:] "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh... participated in the operation (i.e., terror attack) that blew up a bus. She was at home preparing a bomb in order to detonate it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv but it exploded in her hands and she died a Martyr."
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Hamas promotes class for high school students teaching military-type training 
Source: Al-Jadeed TV-Lebanon, Nov. 24, 2013
Al-Jadeed TV narrator: “The Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari High School bell rings for the valor class. Valor class is the name given by the [Hamas] Ministry of Education for this new subject of study that was added to high school activities. The program includes physical training and learning methods of self-defense, methods of civil defense and semi-military skills.”
Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari High School principal, Khaled Hashish: “This is physical training that is akin to military training but has nothing to do with the army. Our schools are not associated with the army even if this training exists, [training] which teaches the youth to be strong, noble of spirit, work hard and be active.”
Al-Jadeed TV narrator: “The Ministry of Education of the Hamas Movement says this program started during President Yasser Arafat’s time but was not implemented due to Israeli opposition. This is the second year of the implementation of the program that started out as an elective [class] and became mandatory.”
Al-Jadeed TV reporter or narrator: “The valor class program, which has become a daily activity for all students in boys’ high schools, is carried out with coordination between the [Hamas] Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Interior. According to them, its purpose is to vent the negative energy that builds up in these youth because of the violence that surrounds them... Those in charge of the program deny they are attempting to turn the schools into military [schools] as circulated by Western and Israeli media. The matter is much simpler and the weapons with which the students train is merely made of wood.”

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Senior PA leader Rajoub posts picture of himself with child holding rifle 
Source: Jibril Rajoub's official Facebook page, Nov. 11, 2013
Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub posted this picture on his official Facebook page.
Song educating children to carry weapons performed at PA ceremony honoring released terrorists 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Nov. 4, 2013
Palestine Live TV broadcast a rally held in honor of released terrorists from Jenin, which was attended by many PA officials. A large sign announced that the event was held under the auspices of Abbas.
During the event, a singer sang songs praising the prisoners, including “Mother, marry me off,” which promotes educating children to carry weapons, while the audience danced and lifted the released prisoners up on their shoulders:

Lyrics of “Mother, marry me off:
"My country is Arab, filled with freedom,
Oh mother, marry me off to a Palestinian girl.
Mother, a daughter of the land, with a happy nature,
who will raise my children on carrying the rifle."

Note: Click "full article" below to view a longer transcript of the event. The "full article" also includes descriptions of the released terrorists who were being honored.
UNRWA schoolchildren taught that Jihad is the way to redeem Palestine 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 27, 2013
PA TV program Concerns of The Refugee Camps episode about the Siblin college in Lebanon.
Lecturer at the Siblin college: “When we were small, in the UNRWA schools in the refugee camps, we would gather every day for an assembly.
A boy with a loud voice would get up and call to us: ‘Boys.’
We would say to him: ‘At your command.’
- ‘Boys.’
‘- At your command.’
- ‘Boys.’
‘- At your command.’
And he would begin and say: ‘Palestine’
We would say: ‘Our homeland.’
[He would say:] ’The return’
- ‘Our goal.’
- ‘Jihad’
- ‘Our way.’
- ‘Knowledge’
- ‘Our light.’
- ‘Faith’
- ‘Our weapon.’
- ‘Sacrifice’
- ‘Our duty.’
If we were facing north we would turn towards Palestine, raise our hands and swear: ‘Palestine, we will never forget you and make do with any other homeland but you. We testify before Allah and history that we will easily give our lives to redeem you.’”

Fatah named class for "young boys and girls" after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2013
Headline: "Graduation in Qalqilya for the class named after Martyr (Shahid) Dalal Mughrabi of the Lion Cubs and Flowers [in Fatah's Youth Institution] for Young Boys and Girls"
     "The Fatah Movement's Qalqilya branch, the regional branches named after Martyrs Yassin Yassin and Hussam Salim and the regional sub-branch named after Martyr Dalal Mughrabi held a graduation for a class of the Lion Cubs and Flowers (the Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls is the organization's name in English, -Ed.) from the district... This class served as a tribute to the soul of the Martyr who carried out the coastal [road] operation (i.e., terror attack), Dalal Mughrabi. Those present praised the perfect execution of the event held by the regional sub-branch and [praised] those who contributed to it. On her part, regional sub-branch secretary Hala Abu Haq... gave a short presentation about Martyr Dalal Mughrabi's life, emphasizing her (Dalal Mughrabi's) devotion and efforts for the [Fatah] organization's activities. Likewise, she mentioned the Fatah Movement's Martyrs and prisoners from the Central Committee and the Revolutionary [Council] and also the self-sacrificers (Fedayeen) who preceded them. She said that this [Dalal Mughrabi] class is graduating after training, courses and national, Islamic and educational lectures were held. On their part, regional branch secretaries Muhammad Walwil and Mahmoud Libda thanked the organizers of the event and emphasized their complete willingness to embrace anything that will help and develop these young boys and girls."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Jordanian children taught that terrorist Mughrabi is role model 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2013
Jordanian actress Najla Sahwil on PA TV:
     "When I was growing up, I dreamt of playing the part of that great personality, Dalal Mughrabi. We grew up in school on the personality of this Palestinian female fighter. In first grade, I was throwing stones. In school we were nursed on the politics of Palestine, when we were little kids."
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PA TV broadcasts Palestinian kids throwing stones and dancing with rifles 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 6, 2013
PA TV program Palestine this Morning interviewed the public-relations coordinator of protest activity in Kafar Qaddum, Murad Shtewi, to mark the second anniversary of protests against the roadblock at Kafar Qaddum. Children from Kafar Qaddum perform a play to mark the anniversary. In the play, they throw stones at an Israeli soldier and take his weapon. They then dance with rifles.
PA TV reporter: “[This] anniversary celebration ends two years and begins a third year of the processions insisted upon by the village’s residents. [The residents also] call not to limit them [the processions] to Fridays alone, because Friday’s occupation is [also] the occupation of Saturday, Sunday and the other weekdays.”
Ministry of Culture celebrates terrorist Abu Jihad at girls' elementary school 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2013
     “Yesterday, [April 17, 2013] the Ministry of Culture in the Tulkarem district, in cooperation with the Director of Education, marked Prisoners’ Day and the 25th anniversary of the Martyrdom death of Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, with a celebration of culture and song at the Omar Bin Abd Al-Aziz Elementary School for Girls.
Bureau Chief of the Ministry of Culture Abd al-Fattah al-Kam… mentioned the 25th anniversary of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad, because during his path of struggle, which was overflowing with complete commitment to Palestine and to fighting for it, he always adhered to national unity and to independent, national decision-making, and strived to achieve the national goals of the Palestinian people.”
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Refugee on PA TV: Palestinian babies are born saying, “A gun and the flag of Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 26, 2013
PA TV program We Will Return One Day, broadcast from the Al-Rashidiya refugee camp (Lebanon):
Refugee: “We are refugees here, our lives don’t [belong] here. We are proud of each Martyr’s (Shahid) mother, of each prisoner’s mother and we are the daughters of Palestine and are proud of Palestine.”
Refugee: “Even when the young one is a baby he will come out of his mother’s womb and say: ‘A gun and the flag of Palestine, and Palestine.’”
Children shout at vigil for prisoners: "In blood, we’ll redeem you oh prisoner!" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 5, 2013
     “Hundreds of children from the city of Nablus attended a solidarity vigil for the hunger striking prisoners. The vigil was organized by the National Committee for Support of Prisoners.
The rally was attended by prisoners’ family members and by representatives of the official and non-official institutes and the factions. The children shouted: “In spirit, in blood, we’ll redeem you oh prisoner!”
Boy recites poem on PA TV: "To war that will… destroy the Zionist's soul" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 1, 2013
“I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian
I’ve etched my name on all the town squares
In letters that stand out over the placards
The letters of my name pursue me, enliven me, nourish me,
They enflame my spirit and beat in my veins...
Saladin (Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to me from the depths of my heart
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation
My flag that was folded in Hattin (Saladin battle in 1187)
The person who summons to prayer in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] calls to us: "Save me"
Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailed
call to this great nation and call to millions
We say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer [in Islam]
To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the Palestinian banner in the world’s sky
And strengthen my word that goes on: Palestinian, Palestinian”
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Kids part of Palestinian struggle, have been called “RPG kids” and “rock-throwing generals” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 29, 2013
PA TV’s program Palestine This Morning interviewed Dr. Jihad Al-Batsh, Vice President of Al-Quds University in Gaza, about the Palestinian Conference for the Palestinian Child and Challenges of the Twenty-First Century:
     Al-Batsh: “During the Palestinian struggle, President Yasser Arafat used to call them ‘the important ammunition, R.P.G. kids’ (i.e., rocket projected grenade). And during the first Intifada, they were the ‘rock[-throwing] generals.’ And even when he died as a Martyr, in his last moments before he died as a Martyr, he spoke of the Palestinian child.”
Girl recites poem on PA TV: "To war that will… destroy the Zionist's soul" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 29, 2013
"I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian
I've etched my name on all the town squares
In letters that stand out over the placards
The letters of my name pursue me, enliven me, nourish me,
They enflame my spirit and beat in my veins...
Saladin (Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to me from the depths of my heart
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation
My flag that was folded in Hattin (Saladin battle in 1187)
The person who summons to prayer in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] calls to us: "Save me"
Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailed
call to this great nation and call to millions
They say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer [in Islam]
To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the Palestinian banner in the world's sky
And strengthen my word that goes on: Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian."
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Pictures posted on Fatah Facebook page glorify violence for kids 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 20, 2012
As part of its celebrations, Fatah posted two pictures on its official Facebook page showing young children holding automatic rifles:

 [https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh, Dec. 20, 2012]
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh, Dec. 28, 2012]
Text on first picture:

     “The 48th anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution"
"My mother gave birth to me to fight, and Fatah gave me the gun.”

Text beside second picture:
     “This is Fatah, spark of the Palestinian revolution, the revolution that turned refugees
into fighters and turned fighters
into an army to build the state. This picture shows columns of refugees who Yasser Arafat turned into fighters by virtue of his keffiyeh (i.e., headscarf) and his revolution.”
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EU-funded NGO glorifies violence and hijackings - on PA TV program for youth 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2012
TV host 1: "People of Israel, don't get caught up in arrogance, the hands on the clock will surely come round.
Theft of the land does not scare us..."
TV host 2: "Expect us always, expect us where least expected.
We're in every airport, and in every ticket.
We emerge in Rome and in Zurich from under the rock.
[Note: Reference to PLO/PFLP hijacking of El Al plane in Rome in 1968 and the attempted hijacking of El AL plane in Zurich in 1969.]
We emerge from behind statues and flowerpots.
Our men arrive without warning, with the fury of thunder and the pounding of rain.
They come in the Prophet's robe and with Omar's sword (Muslim conqueror).
Remember, always remember that America, important as it is, is not Allah the Almighty and Omnipotent, and that America with all its strength will not stop the birds from flying.
A small rifle in the hand of a small boy can kill the big one."
TV host 2: "Good evening, dear viewers... Tonight you have greetings from the Palestinian Youth Association -- PYALARA and from PA TV. Today we greet the NGO Development Center -- NDC that helps us discuss youth affairs."
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Note: PYALARA, the co-producer of this program, is funded by NDC. For more information about the donors amd the full text of the poem, click "full article" below. 
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